The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Rope Skills - Hauling / Pulleys / Mechanical Advantages - Tue, Dec 9 2014

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The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:MEC Head Office / China Creek Park
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 9 2014  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 9 2014 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Raz Peel
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

>> Hone your alpine skills with some free rope practice <<

In this session we'll dig into the following:
  • Principals of Hauling / Towing
  • Calculating Mechanical Advantages
  • Using Pulleys Effectively
  • Rope & Crevasse Rescue
Note: This course will be moved inside in the event of heavy rainfall, but come dressed and prepared to be outside for an hour or so, and don't forget a headlamp!

Required Items to Bring:
Bring your winter kit, it should include:
  • Harness
  • 2 x Locking Carabiners
  • 2 x Non-Locking Carabiners
  • 2 x Prusik Cord (Short & Long)
  • 1-2 Slings
  • Optional: 2 x Pulleys
  • Headlamp
  • Warm Gloves / Mitts
  • Extra Layers
The club has lots of extra climbing gear, but you are on your own for staying warm!

If you have an 8mm rope or similar glacier rope, bring that also. (It's always best to practice with the gear you will later be using).
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Learning and practicing rope skills is always more enjoyable with a thermos of a warm tea.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We'll meet outside the MEC Head Office for 7:00pm and make our way over to China Creek park shortly afterwards.

Parking: There is lots of street parking after 6:00pm on Great Northern Way, but some visitor parking is available at the MEC parking lot on the north side of the building also.

Public Transit: It's a twenty second walk from VCC-Clark station for those coming by bus or skytrain.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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